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Actor Tom Holland thought he’d be fired from the Marvel Cinematic Universe after making his debut as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War. He said that there was a period when he didn’t hear from anyone about his future in the franchise and wasn’t sure he’d be invited back.
The actor makes the declaration in the latest installment of Variety’s Actors on Actors series. He was in conversation with Daniel Kaluuya.
He said, “From the moment of shooting Civil War to Spider-Man: Homecoming, I was persuaded that they were going to fire me. I don’t know why. Civil War hadn’t come out yet, and I just didn’t hear anything from anyone. I can’t really explain it. It was dreadful, but they didn’t — obviously. It’s been crazy, mate. I’ve loved every minute of it.”
Holland redeems his role as Spider-Man in two solo films and two Avengers films. He is currently shooting for the third Spider-Man movie.
He also recalled the ‘terrible’ audition process for the role, which lasted seven months and cover six rounds, culminating with a screen test opposite Robert Downey Jr.
“They always tell you that you did a great job and they will be in touch, and then six weeks go by and you’re just waiting and waiting,” Holland said.
After that, he was called in for another audition with Chris Evans. He said that he learned that he landed the job along with the rest of the world when he read an article confirming it.